I just have to share this. One of the women on my networking team, I’ll call her Kathryn, gave a copy of my novel, “Behind the Hedge” to her sister, who had endured domestic violence for 23 years and finally left her husband. After her sister read the novel, she was open to becoming a Christian, and Kathryn led her sister to the Lord. I praise the Lord that another sinner chose to follow Jesus! The angels are rejoicing; let’s rejoice with them.
That the novel was instrumental in bringing someone to Christ is sobering to me. How could a NOVEL have that kind of influence? As I mull it over, I realize how non-Christians view Christianity. They see it as oppressive to women. They see the Apostle Paul as a woman hater. They see males in Christian churches as women haters, too. It is no wonder they despise Christianity! And it is no wonder so many women want NOTHING to do with Christianity and feel contemptuous toward Christian women who appear so stupid that they not only stick with a religion that harms them, they also subject themselves to cruel and abusive husbands.
I am so humbled that a mere novel can show them the love of Christ, the compassion, mercy, and freedom from oppression that He extends to women in His word. I am so humbled that a mere novel can help clear away the lies.
Yet, God knew that a novel could bring people to Himself; that is why He directed me to write it. I was merely writing at His direction.
All glory be to God! Praise His precious and holy name!
Waneta Dawn is the author of "Behind the Hedge, A novel,"a story about a woman who grapples with her husband's demands that she submit--no matter what. Please visit www.wanetadawn.com
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